Homemade Pimento Cheese

Hey, y'all! Our family was excited to take our second trip to coastal South Carolina last week, and it was SUCH a dream. I don't know why, but I'm obsessed with Spanish moss. I think it's haunting/romantic/creepy all at the same time. My kids and husband never missed an opportunity to poke fun at me … Continue reading Homemade Pimento Cheese


Norwegian Krumkake

One of the (many) things I love about plays and musicals is that it opens you up to all kinds of new cultures and worlds. I probably never would have ventured to try krumkake if not for Church Basement Ladies. What a fun experience! I actually learned quite a bit about special Norwegian dishes. My … Continue reading Norwegian Krumkake

Frantic and frenzied

Frenzied can definitely describe this spring, and early summer. I feel like we’re all burning the candle at both ends. Thank goodness planting is over, and scott has been able to get the crops treated. You have a pretty narrow window to get the corn sprayed before it gets too tall, and he was sweating … Continue reading Frantic and frenzied

Handpies for Kids!

So, our kiddos in our homeschool co-op are studying a new state in the United States each week. Learning about it's history, landmarks, topography, etc. And so, my friend had the fantastic idea to pick a food from each state in the United States to have each week. I’m in charge of picking the food … Continue reading Handpies for Kids!

A little update…

Well, hello there! It’s been a while and just like you, I’ve been trying to keep up with everything that’s going on in our country right now. Some joyful things are that Cal is freshly 5 (sob! I’m not joyful about this at all). What will I do when he’s too old to want to … Continue reading A little update…

Sena’s Rum Cake

Congratulations to Sena of Woodstock, Georgia! If you follow Highbrowdownhome on FB or Instagram @extravagantwife, you might recall that I had a Mother's Day recipe contest going, asking viewers of the show to submit their favorite recipe they associate with mom. Sena submitted this scrumptious cake recipe, and it's so luscious, PLUS it has a … Continue reading Sena’s Rum Cake

Three Cheese Beer Dip

I was lucky enough to get to see my dad a few weeks ago. I served this up one evening and he absolutely adored this dip. As in "Jessica, you should be a restaurant consultant" loved it. Bless his heart! So in my clinical study, it's a big hit with the men-folk. You're going to … Continue reading Three Cheese Beer Dip